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thinkpositive - Thursday Jul 23, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Back from a little get away in Boston. It had been years since I had been there & so much fun to see the sights. Walked a lot! 4-5 miles each day. Had a few drinks & ate desserts so back on track today.

Today- B- sorry can't remember the name but it's a 100 calorie muffin top, Lunch- 1 sl bread with small portion of chicken salad, snacks- handful of nuts, yogurt, blueberries Dinner- swordsfish, couscous salad with veggies, tomato & mozz, glass of wine, fruit crisp

Exercise today- 9 holes of golf with pullcart.

ohioraven on 07/23/2015:
Hit em' straight, TP.

puddles on 07/23/2015:
Glad you enjoyed your trip.

hollybelle on 07/24/2015:
Happy you got away and enjoyed yourself!

Umpqua on 07/24/2015:
Welcome back, your dinner sounds phenomenal!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jul 21, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I've been away for the last few days . In Boston and out and about seeing the sights. Not really on track but doing alot of walking. Over 4 miles each day. Hoping it all balances out. Back in a couple of days.

Umpqua on 07/21/2015:
That sounds like fun, enjoy!

ohioraven on 07/21/2015:
At least you came back. We miss you when you're gone.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/22/2015:
Must be beautiful in Boston, prob a bit hot too! :)

thinkpositive - Thursday Jul 16, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


Today- B- wh toast w/ smart balance & jam, L- 1/2 turkey sand w 1 sl bacon & 2 t Mayo, cherries, Afternoon snacks- pistachios, cracker w p.b, small amount of pretzels, Dinner planned - chicken , gr beans, squash gl of wine

Exercise- walked 9 holes of golf, short walk, gardening

Too many snacks!! I should try drinking more water . I have lots of zucchini ,summer squash & green beans from my garden. I don't think I'll have a vegetable garden again- there's only so much that 2 people can eat. And try giving away zucchini! I can give extra to the local food pantry though so there should be no waste.

So from the time I signed back in to DD I've lost 2 1/2 lb but I hardly count the first 2 lbs. The 1/2 lb I'll count! So progress.

puddles on 07/16/2015:
Have a great evening.

grannyannie on 07/17/2015:
I'm a snacker as well! If I didn't snack I'd be fine.

hollybelle on 07/17/2015:
Yes! The local food pantry should take excess vegetables or sometimes local churches do. I am always surprised some people don't know how to cook fresh vegetables. I guess they didn't grow up eating them like did.

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Have you tried grilling the zukes? I've had them with a little teriyaki sauce or just even a marinade that you like for other stuff.

Also they can be stuffed--each half. Though that's a little more involved. And if you wanted you could blanch and freeze some.

Enjoy your weekend!

Umpqua on 07/20/2015:
That's great that you can give away the extra fresh veggies. It sounds like you're doing great overall!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Jul 15, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


having a decent week. not seeing a whole lot of progress but that's okay. For me just eating in control is a big step.

Today- B- cereal w/ blueberries, L- 1/2 turkey sand. peach Snack- some pistachios, yogurt Dinner will be a salad with turkey & various veggies & some cheese with a dinner roll I'm sure the day will end with another snack- maybe the 100 cal frozen lemon bar.

Exercise- 3 1/3 mile walk. Well that's what my phone app read. Also a few stretching /yoga exercises.

Not setting any lofty goals yet. Just hoping for 1 lb a week for now. I would be happy with that.

Good catching up with your posts.

ohioraven on 07/15/2015:
Doing good, TP. Keep it up.

thinkpositive on 07/15/2015:

puddles on 07/16/2015:
l lb a week sounds reasonable. Keep up the good work.

hollybelle on 07/16/2015:
Controlled eating is a big step! Good for you and great walk!

Umpqua on 07/16/2015:
I think this is a good attitude - just getting the eating under control will eventually lead to progress and loss. Well done!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi -

Hope everyone is doing well this week.

Today- fruit smoothie for breakfast, 1/2 turkey sandwich for lunch, dinner- pork, green beans, tomato, avocado w/ olive oil & bals. vin, snacks- pretzels, wine, peach, frozen lemon bar- all in all @ 1400

No exercise to speak of.

Today was my day to guide at my museum & then a long Dr appointment to discuss upcoming cataract surgery.

hollybelle on 07/15/2015:
Great menu! Ah, cataracts.....in my future, too.

ohioraven on 07/15/2015:
Yep, keep them calories low. You're doing good.

Umpqua on 07/15/2015:
Your food looks great. My Mom thinks she's going to need cataract surgery so I'll be curious to here how that goes.

thinkpositive - Monday Jul 13, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

HI -

Happy Monday! Another lovely summer day. Weekend was fine- didn't log my food but tried to balance food & drinks. Exercise seems to be gardening- about an hour each day.

Today- Breakfast was out with friends- 2 scr eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 1 piece of rye toast w/ butter, Lunch- yogurt Dinner- planned - leftover pork , gr beans

Exercise- just some housework & gardening

Hope everyone had a good weekend & ready for the week ahead.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
that's good exercise and eating, it's been great weather this summer! not too hot or anything! :)

grannyannie on 07/13/2015:
Good plans! Have a lovely day.

puddles on 07/13/2015:
Sounds like fun. Enjoy.

hollybelle on 07/13/2015:
Good job! I love working in the yard and it is wonderful exercise......

GottaDoIt on 07/14/2015:
Have a wonderful day.

thinkpositive - Thursday Jul 09, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


It's good to be back. I'm logging my calories on my Lose It app & that works pretty well for me. I'm aiming at around 1400 -1500 caloires perday. I know I should also watch my carbs but for now just calories & heaalthy eating. Yesterday was around 1500 caloires & did pretty well with the exception of the Peppermint Patty that my husband brought home . Couldn't resist. Didn't get in any real exercise yesterday but did some gardening & cleaning. Today- Kashi cereal w/ 2% milk. turkey wrap sandwich, chobani yogurt. Dinner will be a shrimp dish Exercise today- 9 holes of golf.

A nice summer day here with rain predicted late today which is okay as I need to do some reading & get some ironing done. ( I hate ironing!)

Have a great day!

ohioraven on 07/09/2015:
Sounds good, TP.

biscottibody59 on 07/09/2015:
Keep up the good work!

hollybelle on 07/09/2015:
Hi and welcome back!

Umpqua on 07/12/2015:
I hope you're having a nice weekend!

thinkpositive - Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Hi - after a very long break,

I've been just trying to maintain without really counting calories and for the most part it has been okay. Now ready to resume and try to lose some weight.

It's been a good summer. Busy with gardening, some travel, getting together with family and friends.

As yesterday I had some extra caloires, today needs to be a lighter meal day. Planning a salad with turkey for lunch , dinner with some vegetables and chicken. Snacks- apple and peach

Exercise today will be weather related- hoping for a dry afternoon & a walk.

Looking forward to reconnecting with DD friends.

grannyannie on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back! Good plans for today.

GottaDoIt on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back!!

Umpqua on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back and I hope the weather cooperates!

puddles on 07/08/2015:
Welcome back.

museumgirl on 07/09/2015:
Welcome back, I'm back after a long hiatus, too. Resuming the journey...

thinkpositive - Friday Apr 03, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


I feel like I've said this many times here on DD, but I am on a good track & now down 3 lbs & continuing 30 min of aerobics for 6 out of the last 7 days. I tried reducing my carbs a bit & doing more aerobics on a more consistent basis. Going to watch my Easter meals. Since I'm cooking that should be manageable. So down 3 with 7 to go on this goal.

Happy Passover , Happy Easter & Happy Spring

puddles on 04/03/2015:
Congrats on the loss.

museumgirl on 04/03/2015:
Congrats on the loss! have a good day.

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Well done!

thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Great job!

biscottibody59 on 04/07/2015:
Excellent progress--keep up the good work!

thinkpositive - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
(Eating healthy, watching carbs, exercise)
Weight: 0.0


So now finishing the 2nd week of my weight management program and have come to the conclusion that this is a great maintenance program. So 2 days ago tweaked the program so I won't have as many carbs. What works for me is between 100-150 carbs each day which isn't real low but on the Plate plan I was eating closer to 200 carbs. Too many for me. I'll be weighing in soon & find out if I lost this week. I'm going to stay with it just because it makes me accountable for a weigh in and we do discuss other things like portion control and healthy eating. I have had a great week for exercise- only took one day off, Other wise 1/2 hr- 1 hour each day. Still looking to make some inroads on this 10 lb goal.

puddles on 03/31/2015:
I do the same I keep my carbs around 100. I rather do that then cut them out of my plan. Looking forward to see how it worked out for you weight wise. I am sure it will have made a good difference. Have a great evening.

thinnside40 on 03/31/2015:
Sounds good.. Congrats on staying on track with plan(s).

Umpqua on 04/01/2015:
I think that's a good range, that's what I aim for on most days although I do go closer to 200 sometimes. Good for you for tweaking things to meet your own needs and sticking with the program!

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